Morning rainy and dull. At the Office and in Court. Heard an argument upon the right
of the Mayor and Aldermen to take land for the purpose of making improvements. Mr.
Otis gave us a voluntary upon the subject. His manner of speaking is agreeable but
not very affecting. He has an easy, graceful manner of saying things which pleases,
but not those which convince. I felt today exceedingly affected by my walk of the
other evening. My system seemed to be entirely relaxed by it and I was a little disposed
to be low spirited, though I received a long and pleasing letter from my father. Afternoon
reading Say. Mr. Davis called and chatted with me for some time. I was glad to see
him. Evening, Correspondence of Mr. Pope with Aaron Hill. He does not shine very much
in that business.